My Data Guest: A Monthly Rendezvous with Experts

April 16, 2023 — by Anil Özer

Data Science Experts on Different Platforms for Different Audiences 

Originally started as a LinkedIn Live event, My Data Guest is now accessible across multiple platforms. Whether you prefer watching the livestream on LinkedIn or Twitter, revisiting past episodes on YouTube, reading the interviews as blog posts on Medium, or listening on Spotify on your way to work, we’ve got you covered.

My Data Guest is a series of monthly interviews with data professionals in the KNIME community, including scientists, team managers, researchers, accountants, engineers, challenge winners, women in tech, KNIME Contributors of the Month, and more.

Experts from different industries, each with their unique perspective and expertise, have a friendly space to share valuable insights about their professions, showcase their most exciting projects, and discuss how they leverage KNIME Analytics Platform and its free, open-source ecosystem to build advanced analytics solutions.

The Best of My Data Guest Season 1

As we look back on the first season, we’re grateful for the support we've received from our followers. While reflecting on this milestone, we remember all the incredible people who helped make it happen, from our dedicated internal team to our amazing guests. 

Watch this short video featuring the highlights of Season 1. Let it bring a smile to your face, an interesting idea to your mind, and a sense of connection to the KNIME community. Enjoy!

Hosted by Rosaria Silipo, Head of Data Science Evangelism at KNIME, the podcast began in September 2021 and is now in the midst of Season 2, which kicked off in September 2022 with an interview with Prof. Francisco Villarroel of LUISS University around text processing in marketing, teaching practices, and the gamification of learning. Thanks to its diverse lineup of guests, every episode touches on a range of topics, analytical domains, and implementations.

A Look at Season 2 Episodes So Far

Our Goal for the My Data Guest Interviews

We strive to craft a unified format and consistent structure, tone, and rhythm across all our interviews. Our goal is to make our conversations easy for the audience to digest and pleasant for the interviewees.

Fig. 1. Season 2 of My Data Guest - Ep. 14 with Pedro Medina on YouTube.

We pose a few customary questions that investigate their professional responsibilities, their experience with KNIME Analytics Platform and how it has impacted their work, and their related projects and contacts to stay in touch with the audience. To make it easier for you to listen to them, the interviews are available on multiple channels. 

LinkedIn – Interact with Fellow Professionals

Our guests are professionals in the KNIME community, so LinkedIn Live was the natural platform to begin this journey. Each stream of My Data Guest is broadcast from Rosaria’s account and announced well in advance. Just confirm your attendance, and LinkedIn send reminders days and minutes before the event starts.

Attending the livestream comes with a little perk: The audience can ask questions in the chat directly of the guest(s) featured on the show, which are addressed toward the end of each episode. Follow Rosaria on LinkedIn to never miss a live interview!

Fig. 2. April's episode of My Data Guest on LinkedIn will be streamed live from the Yellow Carpet of the KNIME Spring Summit 2023 in Berlin.

Twitter – Engage Easily with the Content and Viewers

Rosaria also broadcasts My Data Guest live on Twitter, providing her followers with an easy way to engage in real time. By following Rosaria's account, you'll see when a stream begins, allowing you to tune in and interact with the interview and other viewers on the timeline. The videos also appear as tweets on Rosaria's profile, making it simple to connect with her followers. Follow Rosaria on Twitter (@DMR_Rosaria) to never miss an interview!

Fig. 3. March’s episode of My Data Guest on Twitter dedicated to women in tech.

YouTube – Rewatch Interviews Anytime, Anywhere

Episodes of My Data Guest are uploaded to Rosaria’s YouTube channel shortly after airing. You can revisit past episodes and catch up on missed discussions. The guests’ knowledge and insights are easily accessible anytime, anywhere. 

Season 1 of My Data Guest is also on KNIMETV, KNIME’s official YouTube channel. There are playlists of KNIME’s Data Connect Events, data talks and summits, and online courses. There are also customer success stories and webinars discussing the latest updates to KNIME Analytics Platform. Subscribe to Rosaria’s YouTube channel and KNIMETV, and never miss a video!

Fig. 4. Season 1 of My Data Guest is also available on KNIMETV.

Spotify – Bringing Data Science to Your Ears

As an exciting new addition, My Data Guest is now also a podcast on Spotify. It’s perfect for listening during a daily commute or morning run. It’s a convenient and flexible way to stay informed and engaged with the latest developments in data science, regardless of where you are or what you're doing. Follow the podcast on Spotify, and get notified when new episodes are available!

Fig. 5. All episodes of My Data Guest are available on Spotify.

Medium – Expert Insights in Blog Format

Finally, for those of you who like to grasp every single detail, each My Data Guest interview is published as a blog on the widely used open publishing platform Medium. You can read condensed versions of each video, making it easier to digest and share with others. These articles are published on Low Code for Data Science, the publication for and by the KNIME community. Read and share the complete list of all published My Data Guest interviews!

Fig. 6. All episodes of My Data Guest are available on Spotify.

Be a Part of the Conversation 

Are you passionate about data science and analytics? Do you have a unique perspective or project you'd like to share? We want to hear from you! At My Data Guest, we're always on the lookout for new and exciting stories. We welcome guests from all backgrounds and experience levels, including data professionals, researchers, educators, and students. You'll have the opportunity to showcase your work, share your insights, and enjoy an engaging conversation with host Rosaria Silipo. 

If you're interested in being a part of My Data Guest, get in touch with us at We can't wait to hear from you and help you share your passion for data science with our community and the world!

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